Cornell labor law experts available to comment on Supreme Court vote on unions

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations is available to comment on the Supreme Court vote to uphold public employee fees for unions. Bronfenbrenner researches union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy. She has done extensive research on the impact of trade […]

Cornell University experts explore wages, happiness and realistic deals ahead of Black Friday

The National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend $630 billion this holiday season, starting online and in stores Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Three researchers at Cornell University can discuss a variety of issues related to the retail frenzy – from the impact of material possessions on happiness to the unrealistic perceptions of Black Friday deals. […]

Fast-food wage debate likely to boil over into election season

This week, tens of thousands of workers nationwide walked off their job in an effort to raise minimum pay to $15 an hour. Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell University senior lecturer at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says the latest strike reinforces the message that raising the minimum wage is a primary political issue for […]